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Apr 10, 2010 11:00pm EDT
friends paid pulp -- final respects for those lost in that west virginia coal mining disaster. >> there is a reign of to the northwest. the forecast is coming up. the winds are, and the winds have dropped >> awarding tonight for facebook users. a new version of an old virus is making the rounds of the popular social networking website. it is being spread by a bogus message from a person claiming to be a friend, one to show you some sort of erotic video. it will send copies of the e- mail to your friends. the 2010 census deadline is a little more than a week away, but today some city residents received a knock on their door from of the motor face, baltimore mayor stephanie rawlings-blake. she went door to door, urging residents to mail back their a census form. it is part of a campaign designed to increase the city's mail in rate. >> we are going until april 19. that is the deadline, and we want to make sure every single neighborhood is counted. we are making sure everyone is involved in this final push. >> for more on the 2010 census and to see the mellon rate for your neighbo
NBC
Apr 8, 2010 6:00am EDT
miners in virginia could resume today. a vigil was held last night to honor the 25 miners who lost their lives during an explosion. >> today 3 began with crews working on the mind. >> we are focused. it is what it is. this is what we are dealing with right now. it is nothing compared to what the families are going through. >> as the rescue effort continues in the mountains of west virginia. >> it is very scary. >> we a learning more about what happened inside at the time of the blast. >> it became -- one survivor spoke about the incident. >> there was very severe wind, dust, dirt, debris blowing. >> he just started his shift. it quickly became clear that the dozens of his friends had been trapped. >>these guys are still in there. [crying] a lot of my very good buddies. people do not understand the camaraderie between coal miners. >> a bond that will close to 300 in the streets yesterday. they had a silent march in honor of those lost in those still missing. >> nobody understands what it is like coming from a coal mining town. >> a strength they have come to rely on as so many conti
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Apr 8, 2010 5:30am EDT
nations on this issue. wbal tv 11 news. >> a virginia governor is apologizing for a major omission by not including slavery as a cause for the civil war. he was declaring april federal -- confederate history month. this is the first time in nearly a decade that virginia has observed this. that brings us to our watercooler question of the day. what do you think about the decision to bring back confederate history month in the state of virginia? email us your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com >> coming up, those with mild elegy problems may need to take medication to deal with our symptoms. >> and the bottom -- a bottom and believed to help pregnant women may not be as effective as previously thought. previously thought. hmmm, i'm losing energy this morning. did you have a good breakfast? nooo. here, try this, it's under three hundred calories and pretty satisfying. mmmm! tasty! looks like everything is back to normal. fight the morning fade in under three hundred calories. jimmy dean d-lights. shine on. >> welcome back. 73 degrees at the maryland science center downtown. that will cha
NBC
Apr 6, 2010 6:00am EDT
story this morning, breaking news overnight. the deadly mine explosion in western virginia. >> 25 have been killed, making it the deadliest accident in more than 25 years. the remaining four missing miners. here are the late breaking details. >> overnight, the news from this west virginia mine only got25 have been confirmed dead. it was after a massive composure -- explosion. it occurred monday afternoon. rescue teams poured into the remote areas in the west virginia mountains. >> we have seen a bunch of rescue teams go by. >> crews are pushing through the rubble after the blast, ultimately confirming the fears of so many waiting above ground. adding to their frustration, words that the effort to find four more miners has been put on hold. the condition inside the shaft is too dangerous to continue their search. >> if another explosion had occurred, we would have lost 50 rescuers. it would have been something unfathomable. >> all we can do as a community is come together and pray. we are all coal mining families. >> families that understand the real dangers of the job. they have n
NBC
Apr 9, 2010 4:30am EDT
>>> this morning on early today, waiting for word. rescuers go back into a west virginia mine in a desperate search for four missing miners. >>> rolling up their sleeves, astronauts on space shuttle "discovery" get to work on their first space wa. >>> and stay out of the water. swarming sharks shut down beaches in florida. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry, and today we begin with an all-out effort. after a day of agonizing delays, rescue crews are making their way back into a west virginia mine in search of the four missing miners from monday's deadly blast. >>> on thursday searchers came within 500 feet of a rescue chamber where possible survivors may be but were forced to turn around when the air became too toxic. nbc's jay gray is in naoma, west virginia. good morning to you, jay. >> reporter: good morning to you, lynn. they say they will get to the chambers this morning. the conditions are still sketchy in the mine. understand they're working right on the edge of a very dangerous situation with high levels of methane gas,
NBC
Apr 6, 2010 6:30pm EDT
>>> on our broadcast here tonight -- desperate hours at that mine disaster in west virginia. an amid the staggering death toll, new questions now about the mining company's safety record. >>> what did he say on live television about why a big american ally has been acting strange lately? >>> a matter of faith during a huge scandal, the catholic church makes a big change in a big part of america. >>> making a difference for children who are facing the fight of their lives. >>> and the latest outrage in the air. >>> and the latest outrage in the air. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television it was a catastrophic explosion deep under ground and the loss of life is staggering, even for the coal mining industry in west virginia that has seen so much tragedy over the years. tonight, 25 miners are dead. another four are still missing. there's a herculean and urgent effort under way by rescuers to drill several holes as deep as 1200 feet down to release trapped gas inside the mine. our correspondents have been covering this tragedy ever since first word y
NBC
Apr 25, 2010 6:00pm EDT
new jersey. that is not an area of concern for us. another area of storms is moving out of virginia into western maryland near frederick county. that want thunderstorm cell gave indications there might be a tornado in the cloud. a tornado warning is in effect for parts of western frederick county and parts of washington county for the next 20 minutes or so. let me show you where the warnings and watches are in effect. there's a watch for thunderstorms over the entire area. the tornado watch is in red. we will talk more about the forecast for this evening in the week ahead coming up. >>> the same system responsible for our bad weather caused havoc down south after tornadoes yesterday. this is all that is left of the church in choctaw, mississippi. huge trees were uprooted. many fell on homes and other buildings. one man describes how he and his girlfriend barely escaped. >> the bricks and debris were flying. i was watching it all. i was trying to hold her down. i told them i could not feel my legs. everything was on top of me. >> according to the national weather service, the super c
NBC
Apr 7, 2010 7:00am EDT
west virginia mine where 25 workers died so the search can begin again for those four missing miners. the sister of one of those missing speaks out in a live terview this morning. >>> how did she know? new evidence including secret jailhouse letters in the casey anthony case. prosecutors say it shows the florida mother knew specific details of her 2-year-old daughter's murder before police told her about them. >>> and royal wedding? is prince william finally set to announce his long-awaited engagement to girlfriend kate middleton? speculation sweeping in from across the atlantic "today," wednesday, april 7th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm meredith vieira. >>> the frantic round-the-clock work in west virginia has not stopped. crews try desperately to reach those four missing miners that's been more than a day and a half after monday's explosion that killed 125 others. >> right now teams are working as fast as they can. we understand they completed one of those ventilati
NBC
Apr 6, 2010 9:00am EDT
and sad day in moncoal, west virginia, where at least 25 coal miners lost their lives after a massive underground explosion. four miners are still missing, but rescuers were forced to call off the search for those miners temporarily this morning because of high levels of methane gas. inside studio 1a in new york, i'm matt lauer, along with al roker and msnbc's tamron hall. natalie is on assignment. >> as we've been reporting, this is the worst coal mining disaster in a quarter century. the blast occurred 3:00 local time, but safety officials say the mine has a history of violations for not properly ventilating methane gas which of course as we all know is highly combustible. >> there are, however, air-tight chambers inside the mine stocked with food, water and enough oxygen for trapped workers to survive for up to four days. meantime, president obama is offering his condolences and any federal help that west virginia may need to deal with this disaster. >>> let's get a little more on the situation now from nbc's ron mott in naoma, west virginia near the site of the accident. ron, good
NBC
Apr 7, 2010 5:00am EDT
, west virginia. >> the u.s. army is pulling the welcome mat on several fast food restaurant operating at bases in afghanistan. the one to terminate burger king, pizza hut', , because they take of the valuable resources like space and water. they are in a war zone and not an amusement park. that brings us to our watercooler question of the day. what do you think about the army pulling these restaurant chains from bases in afghanistan? email us your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> coming up, caught red handed. a florida man cannot escape the scene of his crime. >> and president obama is he ya know, i'm really glad we finally decided to see where raisin bran crunch is made. yeah, this trip is way overdue. i just can't wait to see all those crunchy flakes in action. i hope i get a chance to put two scoops!™ of raisins in some boxes. you know what will really get us in the spirit? ♪ 99 boxes of raisin bran crunch ♪ ♪ if you're nice to me i'll share some with you ♪ ♪ you take one down ( and pass it around ) ♪ ♪ 98 boxes of raisin bran crunch ♪ three tasty ingredient
NBC
Apr 26, 2010 6:00pm EDT
los angeles to northern virginia. they will make the announcement tomorrow. officials say he will not disclose exact location. the company has more than 21,000 local workers. for the next few weeks, getting through downtown baltimore will take longer than normal. >> thousands up ford's have hit the recall list. a problem could further injured passengers and drivers in an accident. >> ben roethlisberger made his first day out after getting smacked with a six-game suspension. see what he has to say about his punishment and his behavior. >> there is a tornado warning for st. mary's county and southern maryland. when will the sun settled wet weather pattern move out? >> 43,000 ford vehicles are on a recall is tonight. it includes the infusion, the explorer, and the explorer sport track. the consumer report says there are problems with the the recliner's gears and the head restraint could month back with a crash. consumers should take their vehicles back to the dealer for repairs. >> if you live or work in downtown baltimore, we have a traffic alert to warn you about. three lanes have been
NBC
Apr 5, 2010 6:00pm EDT
realized again. >> the republican party is energized. it started in virginia, went to new jersey and then the massachusetts miracle -- absolutely, we think we can replicate that here in maryland. >> they're hoping that their message will do well received in a state where registered democrats outnumber republicans by a ratio of two to one. >> i think they have been had by the governor, by the president, by mr. hoyer, the whole thing. we have been sold out. >> i actually grew up in public housing, but we were never taught that anybody you that -- oh does anything. i'm getting tired -- that anybody owed us anything. and getting tired of that. and i do not hear them talking about the things we really do need. >> governor ehrlich is obviously our best chance. he has name recognition. he does not have to spend a penny on that. that is a big plus. but we need to make sure that there is a checks and balances in that government. it does not matter if you're a democrat, an independent, or a republican. you have to have checks and balances. >> there's also a lot of optimism about the expected r
NBC
Apr 11, 2010 11:00am EDT
virginia? do republicans have a new southern strategy? hi, i'm chris matthews. catty kay, dan rather, heelen cooper and davidition -- ignatius with me. first up, president obama has a supreme court pick to make and washington's got a hot new debate to be -- topic. just -- justice john paul stevens has been the linchpin on the supreme court and finding the right person to replace him -- dan, a place to make history. will he go for it? >> he'll go for it. knowing the republicans will fight it to the last. we have to understand stevens hasn't been just one of nine. this is a historic figure. much seniority he has. seniority is huge in this issue. and the third thing to keep in mind is the modern history of the court has been each time the court has an appointee, the appointee is the -- to the right of the person sher succeeding and whomever he appoints will be to the right of stevens. chris: wow. heelen, is there much talk at the white house, which you cover, about finding a leader, not just a member of the court this time? >> that's certainly something much on the minds of the o
NBC
Apr 6, 2010 5:00pm EDT
virginia mining disaster on our website. we have posted the latest updates, video of rescue workers and a timeline of other disasters. go to wbaltv.com and you will find the link on the homepage. >> and other cities like new york, los angeles and chicago are seeing a spike in violent crime, but baltimore is seeing a decline. in fact, it is the lowest rate of violent crime in more than a decade. >> watching the homicide numbers over the years, of course, there has been tremendous concern as they have increased. now police are saying they're at in a 33-year -- they are at a 33-year low. >> we are far from winning the race, but we're on the right track. >> from january to the beginning of april, they investigated for the murders. the latest was at the end of march when a man was shot multiple times in the head. police found his body in the lincoln park area of west baltimore. they compared these 40 murders to the 60 that they had at the same time last year. they claim that homicides are at a 33-year low. >> the homicide rate is at a 33- year low. it is also a 33% lower than in 2009. we're no
NBC
Apr 6, 2010 5:00am EDT
explosion in western virginia. >> 25 have been killed, making it the deadliest accident in more than 25 years. they will continue to search for the remaining four missing miners. here are the late breaking details. >> overnight, the news from this west virginia mine only got worse. 25 have been confirmed dead. it was after a massive composure -- explosion. rescue teams poured into the remote areas in the west virginia mountains. >> we have seen a bunch of rescue teams go by. >> crews are pushing through the rubble after the blast, ultimately confirming the fears of so many waiting above ground. adding to their frustration, words that the effort to find four more miners has been put on hold. the condition inside the shaft is too dangerous to continue their search. >> if another explosion had occurred, we would have lost 50 rescuers. it would have been something unfathomable. >> all we can do as a community is come together and pray. we are all coal mining families. >> families that understand the real dangers of the job. they have no way of coping with what has happened here. nbc news
NBC
Apr 7, 2010 6:00am EDT
serious health violations going on this year. this will take some time. nbc news, west virginia. >> and our coverage continues on our website wbaltv.com. we will examine what steps are being taken to make sure the laws governing coal mining are safer. >> the u.s. army is pulling the welcome mat on several fast food afghanistan. they want to terminate burger king, pizza hut,and t.g.i. fridays , because they take up valuable resources like space and water. they want to remind soldiers they are in a war zone and not an amusement park. that brings us to our watercooler question of the day. what do you think about the army pulling these restaurant chains from bases in afghanistan? email us your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 63 degrees on tv hill. coming up, the bloomberg business report. >> and life-threatening conditions in brazil. >> big changes could be on the way to the iphone. we will tell you what that could mean for users. >> we are wielding power source this morning hanging out for the pilot day this weekend. -- pirate day this weekend. >> the overnight fire is >> good wedne
NBC
Apr 8, 2010 7:00am EDT
>>> good morning. breaking news. they're in. rescue crews have entered that west virginia coal mine to resume their search for four missing miners and it could be just hours before we know what happened to them. we're live at the scene. >>> air scare. a major security incident on a united airlines flight from washington to denver. fighter jets scrambled, other airlines alerted of a possible terror attack. turns out it was all apparently caused by a passenger smoking in the bathroom. >>> and one big step. president obama and his russian counterpart sign a landmark treaty overnight to slash both countries' nuclear arsenal. a key move toward the president's goal of ridding the world of nuclear weapons "today," thursday, april 8th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> i'm matt lauer. this morning there has been a major break-through at that west virginia coal mine where at least 25 workers were killed in monday's explosion. >> that's right. after spending more than a day drilling ventilation hole
NBC
Apr 26, 2010 11:00pm EDT
going to move to northern virginia. the company is already one of d.c.'s largest employer with more than 21,000 workers. maryland, d.c. and virginia has been vying to make a home for that company. >> you should soon see more selection the next time you check out of those red box movie rental key can i oskses. >> ford recall. which models still ahead. >> it was a deserving guilty verdict. >> and before he steps away from the state prosecutor's office, robert rohrbaugh talks about the trial he will perhaps be most remembered for, that of mayor sheila dixon. >> a restaurant had a guest dinner tonight. why this event is particularly timely. >> the rain continues to fall in areas tonight, and we will track those showers on doppler. plus the insta-weather plus seven-day forecast which shows a drying trend and a warm up. right now, temperatures in the 50's, the winds calm and the >> well, immigration continues to be the talk of the town in our nation's capital. a fundraiser was held for the immigration outreach center. they have helped about 5,000 immigrant families adjust to their new cul
NBC
Apr 12, 2010 5:00am EDT
miners in west virginia. hue the governor has asked you to show the families support. >> more than 50 people join in the search for a missing florida girl. what police believe may have happened as we cover the nation. >> and right now this is a live look at traffic at 695 and wilkins avenue. we'll get a closer look at traffic, plus your 1 -- rainbow, why so blue? hmmm, i'm losing energy this morning. did you have a good breakfast? nooo. here, try this, it's under three hundred calories and pretty satisfying. mmmm! tasty! looks like everything is back to normal. fight the morning fade in under three hundred calories. jimmy dean d-lights. shine on. >> welcome back. nine minutes after 5:00. 60 degrees downtown at the maryland science center. all is quiet. we actually had a cold front go through a couple of hours ago, but no precipitation. the nearest rain is up in north and south dakota, so we're ok. there's a big area of high pressure coming down here in new england that's going to be the dominateding factor in our weather story over the next couple of days, so at least for now the weat
NBC
Apr 9, 2010 12:00pm EDT
miners in west virginia. plus, a little boy >> the search for the four miners in west virginia has stalled again, this time over a fear of fire and explosion. it is another setback in the miners saying since monday. before being sent back this final time, crews did find one at refuge chamber, but it was empty. they are using cameras to inspect another one. a 7-year-old boy was abandoned by his mother and sent on a flight to moscow. he had an english note attached to him. the mother said that she could not handle the boy and had to send him back. according to his adoptive grandfather, he was violent. -- adopt a grandmother, he was violent. the incident has prompted local authorities to ask how the 7- year-old was able to get on a plane by himself. still to come, we will tell you how life is being made easier for those w >> toyota executives thinking of local dealers for helping them rebound from millions of recalls. toyota executives withheld information about accelerator problems. the company faces a $16 million fine for the cover-up. despite the bad news, tokyo that stands by the
NBC
Apr 15, 2010 6:00pm EDT
fredericksburg. just a touch cooler on the coast today. petersburg, west virginia, 82 degrees. we may hit the 80 degree mark in some spots around here tomorrow. as the warmer air is moving in, the one -- warm front is triggering quite a bit of showers. the spotty showers in western pennsylvania. there is and i've had a chance that a brief shower will come -- there's an outside chance that a brief shower will come to western maryland tonight. 51 to 58 for the overnight low with a west wind averaging 5 miles per hour. chicago is back into the 80's. cincinnati, 81. charleston, west virginia, 83. right on the heels of this warm air is another front and this one is going to bring in shot of cool air for the weekend. we will see at least some sun tomorrow and then in the late afternoon, early evening as the cold front is approaching for a shower or thunderstorm, chillier with brisk winds and highs only in the 50's. computer models are generating snow showers in the higher elevations of western maryland for the weekend. for our region, partly cloudy through the day and a thunderstorm likely
NBC
Apr 12, 2010 4:30am EDT
explosion at a west virginia mine killed 29 people today they'll begin the grim task of trying to figure out what went wrong. authorities are blaming high levels of methane gas for the deadly blast, toxins that are now holding up the recovery of the remaining bodies inside. >>> in northern ireland, an early morning car bombing outside a spy agency is being blamed on the irish republicanen party. it came just hours before police and justice pours were being transferred. no serious injuries have been report jood new details in the death of beloved stage and screen actress dixie carter. according to her publicist, she died in houston saturday of complications due to cancer. and imagine battling a sticky bolt. 215 mile ace above the earth. that's what two crew members of the space shuttle "discovery" did sunday before they successfully attached a cooling tank to the international space station. >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street will open today. the s&p nudged up 7 points, the nasdaq went up 17 points. taking a look at overseas trading that morning, in tokyo, the nikkei rose
NBC
Apr 10, 2010 6:30pm EDT
ignore recommendation not to land? >>> mine tragedy in west virginia. we now know what happened to the last of those missing miners and why the search took so long. >>> a a adoption scandal. the latest tonight on the little boy put on a plane alone, sent back to russia by the american woman who adopted him. >>> and the mystery, a first look in years at the relic some believe is holy. others say it's hype. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening from the white house and capitals around the world, condolences are being offered tonight to the people of poland after a tragic plane crash that has claimed the lives of that country's president, his wife and many other prominent officials. in all, 97 people died when the jet went down on a flight from warsaw to russia. tonight the polish government, an important american ally is devastated by the loss of not only its president, but its deputy foreign minister, head of national security, and a number of lawmakers who are among the victims. tonight at this late hour, back in warsaw, an outpouring of emotion continues as th
NBC
Apr 3, 2010 11:00pm EDT
for an incredible rally against virginia. we are growing their next in sports. >> is powerball, america's favorite jackpot game. estimated jackpot is $103.5 million. tonight you are multiplier is the no. 4. 15-59-52-10-31. your powerball tonight is the no. 4. no. 4. >> it is not today to cash in on the opportunity that today is international pillow fight day. in paris, the feathers were flying as dozens of fighters converged for a 15 minute by. a similar scene played out in brussels. earlier in the newscast, we showed you some of the more traditional easter celebrations both here and around the world. this is definitely not one of them. the royal easter show in sydney australia, organizers showcase -- ducks and dressed up in a homemade alcohol, that you are not seeing. -- homemade outfits. happy easter, everyone. >> the butler bulldogs never before past the sweet 16. that will play for a national championship. we can tell you all about it. moeller knocked of michigan state and one tonight, 52-50 -- but were knocked off of michigan state tonight. they celebrated by singing their
NBC
Apr 7, 2010 6:30pm EDT
>>> on our broadcast tonight, the mine disaster in west virginia. the agonizing wait. the search for survivors and the company's safety record. >>> a state of emergency for a key american ally. what it could mean for the u.s. war effort. >>> chain reaction. why some smokers get lung cancer and others don't. something new tonight that could lessen the risk. >>> and air rage. what more can they charge for? the anger over an airline's plan to charge to carry on a bag. tonight we'll hear from the man in charge. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>. >> good evening. we received word late today several ambulances were moving toward the entrance of that mine in west virginia. while we wanted to be hopeful tonight, there is no such news from deep inside the ground there they are still drilling holes into the mine, but the air is too toxic and dangerous in there. it's been a setback for the rescue effort. while nothing will save the 25 confirmed dead, there is a lot of attention being paid tonight to the safety record of this mining company. we have
NBC
Apr 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
little bit of cloud cover down across parts of virginia and out over the mountains, but mostly clear round baltimore. it feels cool, but these numbers are pretty close to normal. there is a warm up on the way. it is 61 here in baltimore, but 80 degrees in chicago. we should feel some of that warmup heading into thursday and friday. the forecast in just a couple of minutes. >> still ahead, why it is important not to wait if you plan on registering your child for 3 k in baltimore city. >> a guest teacher for part of teach for america week. plus, now realize it was pointless. re>> more and more kids are beig diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. why experts say texting is to blame. >> what they were simulating in the disaster drill, and how it helps in their training. >> the tea party event in boston against the spending and taxing policies of the obama administration. administration. boss: come on in, i had some other things you can tell people about geico - great claims service and a 97% customer satisfaction rate. show people really trust us. gecko: yeah right, that makes sense. bos
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Apr 2, 2010 4:30am EDT
against west virginia. >>> cal state's fullerton slapped the side of the backboard before dunking it with a wind mill. in the end it was all about vermont's marcus blakely. his teammate dunked it and he grabbeded it and scored a perfect ball of his own. he overjumped 6'4". with a little help from his friends he wins this year's dunk contest. that's your early look at sports on "early today." have a great wecht weekend. i'm fred roggin. >>> inside scoop. where you can save money. one house where hip itty hop itty, easter is on its way all year-round. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning to you. once again on this friday, dealing with some of these showers and showers developing moving into the ft. worth area. still around 78 degrees with showers up thwart the north. beautiful on the east coast both today and tomorrow. saturday we're likely to see some of these conditions hold surmd as well considering the core of the lows is headed toward central canada. that's going to leave much of the east dry. if you're watching us on wma wmaq nbc 5 in chicago, investigate the scienc
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Apr 2, 2010 5:00am EDT
virginia have until may 11 to file returns and make 2009 ira contributions. positive economic data as well as manufacturing encouraging investors to buy stocks ahead of the holiday weekend. that is business at the new york stock exchange. that was the bloomberg report. >> google changed its name for april fool's day to topeak. t opeka. -- topeka. that was no sign who will win their competition. it was just a joke for fun. >> a broadway show is taking over baltimore. ♪ "the phantom of the opera is here." >> it will run for most of april. it is not easy work to set it up. >> i equate to put in this -- putting up a building in three days. there is computer-triggered a pieces of scenery and 141 cables on the stage floor. -- candles on the stage floor. as they come up, they are litt. speakers on every level all around. it is so voices bounce around the theater. >> tickets are on sale now. this is your last chance to see it. it is their farewell to her. -- tour. coming up in the venture weather commute with traffic and weather together. >> coming up in sports, what dante stalwart expects to pl
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Apr 30, 2010 5:00am EDT
virginia mountains. here is the next weather maker. it is a cold front. it is just beginning to move east. it will track northport but it will take a couple of days to get here. -- it would track north word. by sunday, humidity is coming into the picture. today it will feel springlike. tomorrow, summer-like. summer-like by sunday as the humidity rises. here is the forecast for today. mostly sunny and warmer. west wind at about 10. 79-84 for the high temperature. the sunset is almost 8:00 p.m. nice, long day to enjoy this nice weather. here are the clouds to the north. a couple of clouds in the mountains to the west. as we go into saturday, the cold front may start generating some thunder shower activity in the mountains to the west of us. there could be an isolated thunder shower here. a better chance on sunday afternoon because the pair will be more humid. temperatures will be just as warm. -- because the air will be more humid. by monday, the front gets ill lot closer. here is the forecast. dry today, 82. more humid on saturday and sunday. a chance for a thunderstorm on sunday. the rain
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Apr 1, 2010 6:00pm EDT
program on the virginia college campus. he believes the plan will help run the student loan program and free up close to $70 billion in student loans in the coming years, money morgan university students are hoping to get a share of. >> it means finding the money and resources to go to school is a big stress. eliminating the stress will help make it happen more easily. >> i think it is hard to find financial aid. >> this administration has also promised to ease loan repayment programs for students wednesday graduate. -- once they graduate. >> a baltimore county library celebrated a facelift this morning. >> 4, 3, 2, 1. >> jim smith cut the ribbon for the redesigned library. officials hope it will make the experience more pleasant. some of the changes included more benches, lighted interior walkways, among other things. >> a 23-year-old soldier was stationed at fort meade has pleaded guilty to operating a brothel. craig alan corey ii and three other men brought women from ohio and other states here to prostitute themselves. he advertised online and even recruited a 16-year-old girl.
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Apr 21, 2010 5:00am EDT
morning. most of the activity will state south of us in virginia. this system will slide off the coast. we could see some off and on rain showers. we do have the cloud cover. it will hold the temperatures back a little bit. we will be in the upper 50's this afternoon. this system pushes off the coast. another comes in behind it. that front will come through on thursday. it is an active weather pattern. we will throw more rain into the picture on friday and saturday. we are in the 40's in most locales. 54 downtown. it will be difficult to recover in the temperature department. off and on rain showers. the high temperatures will be around 60 degrees in most places. mostly cloudy tonight. rain showers will end early. the skies will clear. temperatures will drop back into the 40's again. the front of and the great lakes will come through tomorrow. there could be some rain to our north and the west. dry on thursday. this could be the last dry day for awhile. the weather turns active once again. upper 50's to around 60 today. the same front comes back on friday late in the afternoon wi
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Apr 24, 2010 6:00am EDT
, virginia south of winchester and on into west virginia. just touching this southern tip of garet county at this point. so again, that's not moving directly in our direction. it may take all day to get there. we have a lot of -- temperatures on the cood cool side. w.b.i. marshall. 48 degrees. humidity. not terribly high. barometer is rising. high pressure at the moment holding that rain off. the winds are calm. moisture is producing the clouds w we have. west minister 48. 51 out at mchen triot west. here are the clouds overhead. the sun is shining. east of pennsylvania. much of new jersey and off of ocean city. there may be breaks in the clouds. these more dense clouds to our west, the really bright clouds or significant clouds are running ahead of this cool front running through tennessee and kentucky. high pressure will keep the system from coming in in a big hurry. by this -- it won't be in here yet. we will see a mostly cloudy day today. sun dominant. showers very welling. it is a cover thing. we may see a few sprinkles or a shower. then chances will increase deeper into the day. 57 to
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Apr 6, 2010 7:00am EDT
explosion in west virginia. four miners are still missing, but because of dangerous levels of toxic gas, rescuers have been forced to temporary halt the search. all family members can do is wait and pray "today," tuesday, april 6th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning, i'm meredith vieira. >> i'm matt lauer. >>> it is devastating and a frustrationing situation down in west virginia where rescue workers have now been forced to suspend their search for four missing miners due to high levels of methane gas. at least 25 people are now confirmed dead due to monday's explosion in what is now this country's deadliest mining disaster in a quarter century. officials are hoping the four men were able to reach one of several air-tight safety chambers where there is food, water and enough oxygen to survive for four days. >> at this point the cause of the explosion which happened 3:00 local time monday afternoon is still unknown but mine something a very dangerous profession and there have been deaths at this particular mine in the past.
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Apr 9, 2010 6:30pm EDT
oldest justice, a new fight looms over a replacement. >>> at the mine disaster in west virginia, as families begin burying the lost, the rescue effort enters a desperate stage. >>> adoption scandal. why would an american parent send a russian boy back home all alone? and what now for other american whose want to adopt? >>> making a difference by giving people exactly what they need. >>> also tonight, guess who may be engaged again? "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. former president gerald ford once said it would be fine with him if his entire presidency was judged only by the man he put on the supreme court. president ford had just one chance to name one justice and he chose john paul stevens of chicago. a recent poll showed only about 1% of americans knew his name, but his rulings as a justice affected every american in this country. today justice john paul stevens, the oldest member of the court, the most senior justice, the leading liberal announced he's leaving the bench. president obama now gets to appoint his second just
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Apr 18, 2010 5:00am EDT
mostly cloudy, but i think the rain will stay south of us maybe into the southern part of virginia. the forecast looks like this -- 59 today, a little warmer tomorrow, but still cool. a touch of cloud woffer tuesday and wednesday with that cloud to the south. the temperatures stay about the same, 64, 65. the most significant chance for rain for us will be there as we head into next weekend. late friday and saturday a few showers and temperatures in the 60's. a chilly day today, but quiet on this sunday. >> thank you, tony. >> cell phone, make-up, you name it. it is governmenting lives. >> coming up, hugh -- how you can join wbal to make the road safer. >> first a look at last night's lottery numbers. good luck. if you've taken your sleep aid and you're still fighting to sleep in the middle of the night, why would you go one more round using it ? you don't need a rematch-- but a re-think-- with lunesta. lunesta is different. it keys into receptors that support sleep, setting your sleep process in motion. lunesta helps you get the restful sleep you need. when taking lunesta, don't dr
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Apr 8, 2010 5:00pm EDT
schools. >> in a setback for schools -- a setback for those searching for missing west virginia miners. >> and a new-found way to determine whether smokers are likely to be diagnosed with lung to enter. >> they play their first home >> is special gift to the city school system. congressman elijah cummings along with stephanie rawlings- blake joined at the school this morning. $850,000 in federal funds were given to the transformation schools initiative and career and technology pathway program. seniors studied such things as credit scores, and that the stock market. they were on hand to celebrate with the kids this morning. >> in tonight's medical alert, smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, but only 10% to 20% of smokers will actually develop lung cancer. what will the test tube -- what if a test could tell you if you are at higher risk? researchers have developed a test that identifies it a particular gene. the scientists found a drug to reverse this blaze appeared -- displyasia. and a new study from the cdc says raising ticket -- a cigarette prices and taxes is one of
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Apr 2, 2010 6:30pm EDT
him as their friend. he grew up under harsh segregation in virginia. in his retirement years he live a quiet life in suburban, washington. about a year ago with a marine escort by his side, he had tears in his eyes during president obama's inauguration. eugene allen was 90 years old. >>> it was an emotional homecoming last night for one of america's many military families. 10-year-old henry dinee was part of a flag ceremony before a washington capitals hockey game. when he came off the ice he was stunned to see his dad just home from iraq. colonel rick dinee had been with the air national guard on a six-month deployment. >>> when we come back, making a difference. trouble never sleeps. but sometimes, allstate agents have to. they're only human. but don't worry. the good hands are always available, day and night, by phone and online. good night. take care. ♪ >>> on this friday night it's time for our "making a difference" report. during this season of graduation and change, tonight a woman who is smoothing what can be a tough transition for young people fresh out of high school, bec
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Apr 27, 2010 6:30pm EDT
same firm that operated the mine involved in the recent disaster in west virginia that killed 29 miners. the inspectors say they found several serious safety violations at all three mines. massey agrees there were some violations and it has fired several employees, but the company disputes some of the government's other findings. >>> also today, the nation's top mine safety officer told congress he will start going to court to shut down mines that regularly violate safety rules. >>> when our broadcast continues in just a moment, the women of walmart. their lawsuit to level the playing field and what it might mean for millions of other women. [ male announcer ] bobby sinclair. trugreen's taught me a lot. like how every lawn is different. some people want a place to play... others, a place to chill. yo, b. but i've learned from trugreen if you treat every lawn special, the sky's the limit. i'm gonna go public next summer. what's crackin, baby?! bobby! [ male announcer ] call 877-trugreen and get a customized plan for a healthy, green lawn, guaranteed. best lesson i've learned? mow
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Apr 7, 2010 6:00pm EDT
working to get things up and running. no sign of life inside that west virginia mine. what some say this tragedy could have been avoided. we'll have these stories korea we'll have these stories korea and much more tonight on >> the forecast has big changes coming. the front comes through tomorrow night. it will be another warm and tomorrow, 81, and then we are in the 50's 4 highs on friday and saturday. the transition will feature a few showers, but it looks like it will clear up in time for orioles baseball friday afternoon in downtown baltimore. a little breezy and cool, but not bad compared to what we have had around here. we have had snow, hail, so it is 50 degrees and you have a jacket on, that is not bad. >> thanks for joining us. nbc nightly news is up next. we willwbj  see tonight at 11. fill out and mail back the census today. because your census answers are more than just answers. they're the first step toward a happier, healthier community. we can't move forward until you mail it back. 2010 census.
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Apr 13, 2010 11:00pm EDT
over 2, 300, still in the high range, but down to 816. there go the showers down into virginia. behind this disturbance, skies are starting to clear out to the north of baltimore and southern pennsylvania. with the clearing friend and light wind, goes to go to be a chilly morning. 39 in frederick. low to mid 40 owes on the eastern shore and back into the mountains. there may be a touch of frost in some areas north of baltimore. look for 30's in the suburbs, low 40's downtown at sunrise. the sun coming up tomorrow at 6:31 with a light northeast breeze. these two high pressure cells will supply lots of sunshine for tomorrow into thursday, at least mostly sunny skies on thursday. the front in the rockies won't get here until late friday. the next couple of days will feature beautiful spring weather, especially tomorrow. as the warmer air is arriving on thursday, we may see a little bit of cloud cover midday, but temperatures are going up. and then that front arrives friday afternoon, and it could trigger a shower or thunderstorm. tomorrow a beauty. mostly sunny, seasonal temperatu
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Apr 7, 2010 12:00pm EDT
is atter >> families in west virginia m. wait for the fate of four missing coal miners thought to be trapped after monday's explosion. crews worked to drill ventilation shafts. the blast killed at least 25 miners. even before the deadly blast, the mine had been cited for more than 100 safety violations this year alone, including ventilation, dust, and methane gas problems. a teenage girl remains in a chrome --, three weeks after she was attacked in florida. she was punched and kicked by a suspect wearing steel toed boots at her middle school last month. yesterday, a judge lifted a gag order on the case. today, on the td -- today show, the mother of the victim said she has not apologized to. the teen's lawyer has said his client is remorseful. still to come, gas prices are the highest they have been in a month. what we should expect in the coming months at the pump. coming months at the pump. >> gas prices are creeping up once again. this week, they will are the highest they have been in 18 months. some say this is a sign of economic recovery. nationwide, the price is $2.80 this we
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Apr 19, 2010 12:00pm EDT
at least an extra day. this is mission control step of signing a virginia beach this morning. the next attempt will be shortly after sunrise tomorrow morning. if this will make it the astronauts seventh day in space. better weather is expected for tomorrow, but of clouds langer, nasa will drive for the backup landing site in california. still ahead, a day care centers are being more cautious these days. we will tell you what they're doing differently compared to grade schools. >> and the sun is shining brightly. high pressure is in control today. later this week, there will be a change. i will break it down for you. right now, low 60s already. if the winds coming from the if the winds coming from the northwest ♪ >> in consumer alert, toyota agrees to pay a fine of more than $16 million, stemming from the defect in its vehicles. it was pleased because the government says toyota delayed on telling them about sticking gas pedals. the a maker agreed to pay a but denies the allegation that it violated the law. a transportation official says toyota wanted to avoid contesting it in cou
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Apr 14, 2010 11:00pm EDT
crabs -- they accommodated the repair crews. maryland, virginia, and the potomac river's fishery commission began enforcing policies. it included shortening the crabbing's season and only allowing male crabs to be harvested -- the crabbing season. >> the more reduction you will have. >> it does not mean the restrictions are being lifted or that prices will drop, but officials may modify restrictions in may or early june. >> at least four other people are dead, 10,000 injured from an earthquake that hit southern china this morning. they managed to save a little girl who was pinned under concrete slabs. officials say many more people still remain trapped as supplies are were rushed to the area -- as supplies are rushed to the area. there were several powerful aftershocks. and in iceland, people are being forced to flee all because of a volcano erupting. meteorologists say it erupted ice and put steam at least 5 miles in the air. they say no one is in immediate danger. >> the local company that has been publishing a jewish publication. >> about 10 miles under the speed limit, and yo
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Apr 28, 2010 4:30am EDT
larger than the state of west virginia. in a desperate attempt to keep the oil from washing ashore, coast guard officials say they're considering setting fires to burn off the crude. >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 10,991 after tumbling 213 points yesterday. the s&p fell 28 points. the nasdaq lost 51 points. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo the nikkei dropped 287 points, while in hong kong the hang seng went down 312 points. >>> in today's world, anyone who thinks the problems of a small country halfway around the world can't affect their life needs a reboot. yesterday here in the u.s. and this morning in asia stock markets have been reeling, thanks to the debt problems of greece. stocks plunged on wall street after standard & poor's downgraded greece's debt to junk status and investors worldwide saw their greatest fears, the spread of a european insolvency realized when standard & poor also downgraded portugal's debt two notches from an a plus to an a minus. the results the dow jones industrial ave
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Apr 26, 2010 7:00am EDT
after president obama left asheville on his way to west virginia for that memorial service for those dead west virginia miners, police started questioning and secret service started questioning a man by the name of joseph sean mcvey. he was sitting in his car and when he got out of the car, he was listening to radio scanners on a transistor radio and had a sidearm on him. he said he wanted to meet the president, wanted to speak to him. they decided after questioning him to arrest him since he was armed and was in a police car. his driver's license turned out to be invalid, his ohio driver's license. and also in the car, they found formulas for a rifle scope, which are used to measure distances. he makes his first court appearance today in north carolina and he is being held on $100,000 bond. secret service and other law enforcement officials say the president was never in danger and these things do happen sometimes where you have some suspect, unsavory individuals hanging around where the president is going, but they say he was not in danger. natalie? >> chuck todd for us at the whit
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Apr 10, 2010 6:00pm EDT
hospital. officials are expected to arrive in west virginia on monday to launch the investigation. there's a final push for the census. it brings a familiar face to the doors. >> style points are awarded for the blue jays. that is coming up later in sports. >> it is great weather now. we do have a rainmaker to the west. we will see how that behaves tomorrow. the insta-weather forecast is ahead. it is sunny and beautiful right it is sunny and beautiful right now. okay, audition in two weeks. whiten your smile. no red wine, blueberry pie, coffee, or tea. i've got it. ♪ [ female announcer ] introducing crest 3d white toothpaste. the remarkable new toothpaste that removes up to 80% of surface stains in just two weeks. good advice. what did i tell ya. [ female announcer ] for a noticeably whiter smile in just two weeks. new crest 3d white toothpaste. and try crest 3d white rinse. ♪ o say can you see by the dawn's early light >> that is the baltimore city council president jack young. he opened the little league baseball season today. he said that he was honored when asked to sing a
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Apr 11, 2010 11:00pm EDT
new jersey and out in northern virginia. it is not a rainmaker, just producing some clouds. the temperatures have not started to fall yet. it was a gorgeous day today. a southwesterly breeze drove the temperatures to 76 at the airport, 79 at the inner harbor. once the front passes to the south, the winds become more northerly. that will help to drop the temperature is a little bit, but even tomorrow will be above the average temperature. here is a look at high temperatures at the airport last week and what we are forecasting for the week ahead. we were way above normal last week. on average, we will be above normal in the coming week as well, although closer to the normal line. we are monitoring things a little bit, taking the temperatures down from these extremes that were up in the record category. it looks like even in the coming week we will maintain a slightly above average reading. 57 then randallstown, 57 in white marsh. even though the winds are beginning to turn normally, temperatures have not started to fall much yet. pittsburg is down to 57 and buffalo is down to 47.
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Apr 20, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. southwest virginia coming up towards roanoke. that will make its way up toward charlottesville. probably won't really impact our region until the middle of the day tomorrow. i've been the main rush-hour will be tomorrow evening's rush- hour. we can use rain. 70 degrees at the inner harbor. the normal high as 66. the low was 39 at bwi marshal. the tree pollen came down a little bit today. 65 both checking in at 66 degrees down toward the coast, with the future cast trowing range staying in virginia. we will wake up a cloudy skies as they increase overnight. temperatures will not be as chile. the system is not very strong. it has an area of low pressure tracking east and trying to draw moisture out of the goal -- out of the gulf. this is followed by high- pressure through thursday. it starts to have our way for the weekend. moving off the coast tomorrow, showers may redevelop on thursday, and the next threat of rain won't arrive until late evening. we will try to move it in our direction. it will be cooler tomorrow because of the clouds, showers, and the breeze. 52 with showers,
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Apr 8, 2010 5:00am EDT
back confederate history month in the state of virginia? email us your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com and officials say someone tied a dog to a pole on easter sunday. and a group of kids around 13 years old pummelled the dog with bricks. a man tried to save the dog and was hit by the bricks. they both are doing well. the dog will soon be put up for adoption. >> the search for four missing coal miners in virginia could resume today. a vigil was held last night to honor the 25 miners who lost their lives during an explosion. one survivor spoke about the incident. >> there was very severe wind, dust, dirt, debris blowing. these guys are still in there. [crying] a lot of my very good buddies. people do not understand the camaraderie between coal miners. >> officials say it is unlikely they will find the remaining four miners alive. coming up, talks between air carriers may mean you will pay more this summer. >> a soldier captured in afghanistan. >> more weather and traffic w >> welcome back. 73 degrees at the maryland science center. a warm start for us. it will be dry until th
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Apr 10, 2010 5:00am EDT
tragic result for the search for four west virginia miners. >> rescuers worked their way back into the mine and were close to answering the big question -- are any of the four missing miners still alive. >> west virginia's governor announcing the final four missing miners were not found alive. >> welcome back to "11 news saturday morning." thanks for joining us. >> john is here with another look outside. it was almost 80. >> all of a sudden we jumped to summer and we want to stay there. and it was the nice part of summer, too, because it wasn't humid. spring is like that. april can have highs and lows and all kinds of stuff. it technically can even produce a little snow. >> oh, don't say it. >> they probably saw a few snow flakes as the recommend -- remnants of that weather maker came through. it takes longer for new england to see spring the way we all envision spring. they are getting the colder side of it. there is a new area of rain coming in from the cold front along with wisconsin, minnesota, michigan this morning. we'll talk about temperatures on our weekend forecast coming up i
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